Articles | Volume 19, issue 7
Research article
08 Apr 2019
Research article |  | 08 Apr 2019

On the fine vertical structure of the low troposphere over the coastal margins of East Antarctica

Étienne Vignon, Olivier Traullé, and Alexis Berne

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